Chisom Egbuchulam (middle)
Wednesday Feb 15, 2017. 10:55
Rangers chief executive Christian Chukwu has confirmed Chisom Egbuchulam is on way to Sweden.
Rangers top scorer last season with 16 goals, Egbuchulam was on the verge of sealing a deal in Tunisia recently and that was why he was not registered for both the domestic and continental campaigns of the club.
But on return from the failed move to Tunisia, ‘The Flying Antelopes’ contemplated forcing a late registration with CAF for the sensational striker which would have cost the Nigerian club a fine of $500.
Christian Chukwu said the idea of forcing a late registration for Chisom has been discarded as the player is eyeing a move to an unnamed Swedish club.
"Chisom (Egbuchulam) is not registered with us for both the continental and the NPFL. He wants to move to Sweden. I don't know which club but we wish him the best", Chukwu, a former captain and coach of Rangers, said.
The former Eagles captain and later national team coach said they don't want to be distracted with issues bothering on striker Egbuchulam as other players are lurking in the wings to fill the void and make a statement.
"As a footballer, you have a short playing period and so he has to make the best of the time. So we don't want to be distracted,” he continued.
"Seven Cameroonian players shunned their invitations for the last AFCON in Gabon. They turned to other players and guess what happened, they won the cup.
"So, there will be other players who will step up following Chisom's absence too. That is football for you".
Chisom later confirmed he could move to Sweden, but did not disclose when or the particular club.
"There is something like that, but I don't know when", he snapped.
By Sab Osuji